previous topic · next topic
les319522

Joined: Dec 11
Posts: 31

      quote  
Posted: 19 Jun 2012, 09:56
So while I was in the grocery store the other day I spotted a whole artichoke and decided since I've never had a fresh one before I would try it. So now that I have it, would someone tell me what I should do with it? How do I cook it? Do I cook it?
Hoser

Joined: Jul 10
Posts: 1,999

      quote  
Posted: 19 Jun 2012, 10:27
Slice the stem off close to the bottom. You can cut the tips off of the leaves if you'd like, but I never bother.

I steam mine on the stove for 30-45 minutes.

You can do a web search for "how to steam an artichoke" and "how to eat an artichoke" if you'd like better info.

lesliecowey

Joined: May 12
Posts: 5

      quote  
Posted: 19 Jun 2012, 10:39
not sure how strict your diet is but i always make lemon butter for mine. it is just 50/50 of fresh lemon juice and butter (for one artachoke i would do 1/2 a cup each) after u steam it pull the leaves off and dip it in, the way you eat it is strip the "meat" off the inside of the leaves with your bottom teeth. when i steam it i just wait til i can easly pull a bottom leaf off with your fingers.
They have alterenitives for butter that will be a little healthier of coarse...enjoy!
You cannot plough a field
by turning it over in your mind.
lisakp71

Joined: Jun 10
Posts: 527

      quote  
Posted: 19 Jun 2012, 14:07
Lemon/mayo (I know, I KNOW) is a great combo too. Sticks a little better to the leaf. And it's flipping delicious.

Dang, now I REALLY want an artichoke for dinner.
les319522

Joined: Dec 11
Posts: 31

      quote  
Posted: 19 Jun 2012, 17:18
Thanks everyone! I will be trying this tomorrow night!
voluptuous...

Joined: Sep 11
Posts: 22

      quote  
Posted: 20 Jun 2012, 00:07
you can grill artichokes too and dip the leaves in balsamic and olive oil-or Italian dressing-yum!
Shawna
les319522

Joined: Dec 11
Posts: 31

      quote  
Posted: 27 Jun 2012, 22:05
Tried the artichoke and LOVED it. I will definitely be having that again.



Forum Search
Advanced forum search



Latest Posts

High Protein Lower-Fat Options (Using whole, real foods)
Posted recipe in LuC2 Cookbook: CINNAMON GRANOLA CLUSTERS (as promised). Don't skip the virgin coconut oil (you simply can't beat the aromatic enhancement to the granola) or oat flour (it's ...
by LuC2 on 18 Apr 14 07:45 PM
It's expensive season at my local market
Yum, steak is a rarity for me as well. Am planting some chard, not something that is available to buy, have never even seen it in a farmers market here.
by wholefoodnut on 17 Apr 14 04:58 AM
CSA challenge: Carrots, Kale, Fennel, Spring Onion
sounds delicious and I will definitely try it, as much as I'm a veggie nut , Kale is not one of my favourites and i've tried so many recipes knowing how good it is for me, I tolerate it rather ...
by mummydee on 12 Apr 14 03:50 AM
serving size for dry ingredients
Check the food label, it should tell you. Rice tends to have higher calories. Usually it's 1/4 cup dry and about 150-200 calories
by NCNOLE on 10 Apr 14 04:49 PM
Need ideas for more PROTEIN please!
Also protein powder. I use it every day
by dylansmom0110 on 07 Apr 14 11:24 AM